Cheaper than a 328 and faster. The lexus is a luxry car that also handles very well. I decided that future modifications were a definite possibility so the RWD is a must. The IS has the best of all wolrds: the luxury appointments are already there, now the only thing the 2jz-ge motor needs is a blower (and some suspension upgrades and a tranny swap, and sitting at a red light next to a Z06 Corvette will no longer make you nervous. Where else can you find so much potential?